IISER Pune offers integrated PhD (i-PhD) as a research programme with a blend of coursework (2 years) and research projects to students who have completed a bachelor's degree in any branch of science. On successful completion, students will be awarded both a Master of Science degree and a PhD degree.


Admissions for the August 2022 batch of the Integrated PhD Programme are now open!

Admissions to the Integrated PhD Programme for August 2022  Batch

NOTE: In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interviews may be held online. Clear guidelines or any changes in procedure will be provided to candidates shortlisted for the interviews. The dates of interviews for ALL the disciplines are tentative. Please visit the respective sections of the webpage to know more about interview dates of your discipline/s of interest.

Application Process

  • Only online applications will be accepted. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • The candidates must carefully fill and submit the online application form on or before the specified date.
  • Last date of Application will be displayed here.
  • After the last date, all applications will be screened and candidates selected for interviews will be intimated by email.

Please Note / Important Points / Application Criteria

  • All communication with candidates will be by email only, on the respective email IDs given below.
  • Kindly check this website for periodic updates.
  • In case of any application related queries, please contact: doctoraloffice@iiserpune.ac.in with your application number mentioned on the subject line.
  • Candidates who are appearing or about to appear for final examinations of the qualifying degree programme are eligible to apply for Integrated PhD programme. However, if selected, their admission would be conditional upon their completing the qualifying degree with the defined marks criteria, before 31st August 2022.
  • Selection will be based on interviews of the short-listed candidates.
  • Relaxation of eligibility criteria for SC,ST and PD applicants will be as per Government of India norms. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to submit relevant certificates, if selected.
  • For all the national eligibility examinations which provide a common rank / score, the cut-off rank / score for shortlisting for the Interviews for the reserved categories shall be lowered to 1.25 times the General category rank / score.
  • Applying does not automatically guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of applications received, respective departments may use additional criteria (like academic performance and/or ranking in respective national level tests like JGEEBILS / JAM / NBHM / JEST) to shortlist candidates for interviews.
  • There may be more than one round of interviews. Shortlisted candidates from round one will be called for a second round of interview. Candidates should come prepared to stay for at least two days when they come for the interview. (In view of the ongoing pandemic, the interviews may be conducted online. Details will be communicated to shortlisted candidates).
The admission procedure for the August 2022 batch has been completed. 

Admissions for Integrated PhD Programme in Biology - August 2022 

List of candidates selected for Integrated PhD (Biology) programme

Candidates invited to apply for the Integrated PhD programme

List of candidates shortlisted for the first round of Interviews & Important instructions

List of candidates shortlisted for the second round of Interviews & Important instructions

Information regarding Zoom invitation etc for the first round of interviews has been emailed to all the shortlisted candidates. In case any shortlisted candidate has not received the same, they are requested to write immediately to biologyapplications@acads.iiserpune.ac.in, quoting their name & application number.

Format of the referee letter (PDF)

Format of the referee letter (.docx)

The list of candidates invited for applying to the Integrated PhD Program in Biology at IISER Pune is hereby published. This shortlisting has been made based on the marks obtained by the students in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) 2022.

The invitation letter, containing information about how to apply, has already been emailed to all candidates. In case someone on the list has not yet received the email, please contact biologyapplications@acads.iiserpune.ac.in as early as possible, clearly stating your name and JGEEBILS Application Number. The last date for filling the form is 21-April-2022 (5.00 PM Indian Standard Time).

Please note that filling out this application form does not guarantee a shortlisting for interviews. IISER Pune reserves the right to apply further criteria for shortlisting.

The department of Chemistry, IISER Pune is not offering the Integrated PhD programme for the session commencing from August 2022.

The department of Mathematics, IISER Pune is not offering the Integrated PhD programme for the session commencing from August 2022.

Admissions for Integrated PhD Programme in Physics - August 2022

The admission procedure for the August 2022 batch has been completed.

List of candidates selected for Integrated PhD Programme in Physics

List of candidates shortlisted for Interviews

IISER Pune invites online applications for the Integrated PhD (IPhD) program in Physics for the session starting in August 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate (overall percentage; not only in the majoring subject) or an equivalent C.G.P.A on a 10-point scale (55% or an equivalent C.G.P.A in aggregate for SC, ST and PD candidates) in BSc/BTech/BE.

Those students who are currently in the final year of the BSc/BTech/BE programmes are welcome to apply. If shortlisted after the final interviews, provisional admission will be offered and the final admission will be subject to the condition that the above criteria are met.


The candidate should have a rank (valid at the time of admission in August 2022) equal to 500 or better (625 or better for SC, ST, EWS, PwD, OBC-NCL candidates) in JAM (Physics) or JEST IPhD (Physics).

Additional criteria, beyond the eligibility criteria, may be imposed when shortlisting candidates at the interview stage.


  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for interviews to be conducted online/in person (tentative dates for the interviews can be found further below).
  • The final selection for the program will be based on the candidate's performance in these interviews.
  • Call for interviews will be sent tentatively within 2 weeks after the application submission deadline.
  • Results will be announced tentatively by July 1, 2022.


For more information about the Integrated PhD Physics programme, please visit this link.